Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion

July 21, 2019 - Comment

Religion’s decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth. Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea―challenging some of their deepest beliefs. Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting

Religion’s decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth.

Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea―challenging some of their deepest beliefs.

Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best hope.Item_weight:16.0 ounces

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Anonymous says:

Reads like a crime novel, documented like a research paper I don’t claim to be a book reviewer. In fact, I usually don’t write reviews of books – love ’em or hate ’em – due to time constraints. But when I DO review a book, I usually don’t thoroughly read every word, every chapter. I read the opening chapter or two, skip around, get a sense of where the author and story are going, confirm my intuition with a random stab or two at deeper sections of the tome, then write my thoughts. I wanted to do this approach with CONFRONTING CHRISTIANITY, but got…

Anonymous says:

Beautiful A beautiful book. This is the book I’ve wanted to give my unbelieving friends. Its honesty will shock you, but its faith will beguile you. I couldn’t put it down. In my own experience, the questions McLaughlin addresses are the very excuses my friends offer for their continued unbelief. She answers them without compromising the historical doctrines of Christianity. The chapter on the biblical view of homosexuality is worth the price of the book. The chapter on suffering is as close to perfect…

Anonymous says:

Probably The Best Book I’ve Ever Read I’ve read quite a few Christian books over the past 25 years from some of the best authors and pastors known (Piper, Keller, Chandler, Carson, and the list goes on). They have all been great and have encouraged growth in me and have deepened my affection for Jesus.However, there is something special about how Rebecca McLaughlin writes. She has an uncanny ability to disarm you with her writing. This book will challenge the greatest critic of Christianity and encourage the most…

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